Where is Electric Peak?
It is located directly west of the North Entrance in the far northwest corner of the park.
How do I get there?
- Trailhead: The south Bunsen Peak Trailhead, a few miles south of Mammoth Hot Springs area.
- Distance: 20 miles round-trip.
- Details: While some hikers can complete the trip in a day, most take 2 to 3 days to summit Electric Peak. From the trailhead follow Glen Creek and then the Gardner River before ascending the southeast ridge of Electric Peak. If you want to camp along the way, you’ll need to acquire a backcountry permit.
When is it accessible?
Most hikers attempt to climb Electric Peak in the heart of summer. Snow makes these trails impassable from late fall to late spring.